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Certain terms as used in this Business Maintenance Code are defined as follows:
(a) "Approved" means approved by the Building Commissioner or his authorized agent pursuant to this Business Maintenance Code, or approved by any other person or board designated by City ordinances to give approval to the matter in question.
(b) "Basement" means a portion of a building partly or entirely underground whose ceiling or under part of the floor above is four feet or less above, the average finished ground elevation. The "average finished ground elevation" is the mean elevation of the finished grade around all of the exterior of the building.
(c) "Building" means any structure having a roof supported by or suspended from columns or walls which may serve as a shelter or enclosure for persons, animals, chattels or property of any kind. The term "building" does not include any vehicle, trailer whether with or without wheels, nor any movable device, such as furniture, machinery or equipment.
(d) "Business" means all uses or occupancies other than residential.
(e) "City" means the City of Highland Heights, Ohio.
(g) "Commission" means the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City, as existing under the provisions of Chapter 1113 of the Codified Ordinances.
(h) "Building Commissioner" means the individual in charge of the Building Department and is synonymous with "Commissioner of Buildings".
(i) "Occupant" means the person who leases or rents a building, structure or any portion thereof. The words tenant and occupant shall be considered synonymous.
(j) "Operator" means a person who has charge, care or control of a business structure.
(k) "Owner" means the owner of the premises, or one of the owners of the premises if owned by more than one person, including the holder of title thereto subject to contract of purchase, a vendee in possession, a mortgagee or receiver in possession, a lessee or joint lessees of the whole thereof, or an agent or any other person, firm, corporation or fiduciary directly in control of the premises.
(l) "Person" means any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company, organization or association of persons of any kind.
(m) "Premises" means a lot, parcel or plot of land including the buildings or structures thereof.
(n) "Secondary or appurtenant structure" means a structure, the use of which is incidental or accessory to that of the main building and which is attached to the main building or located on the same premises with it, including retaining walls, fences and exterior walks and steps.
(o) "Structure" means anything constructed or erected, the use of which requires a fixed location on the ground or attached to something having a fixed location on the ground and includes, but is not limited to, advertising signs, fences, billboards, backstops for tennis courts and pergolas.
(p) "Supply or supplied" means paid for, furnished, provided by or under the control of the owner or operator.
(Ord. 21-1980. Passed 5-13-80.)